October 4, 2004  


Granger Accepting Applications for U.S. Military Academies


(R-Fort Worth) is accepting applications from students seeking nomination to the U.S. military academies. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2004.

“The U.S. military academies are outstanding institutions of higher learning that are seeking the best students from around the country,” Granger said. “As a former teacher, I know that intellectual ability, leadership skills, and character are vitally important traits.”

 Any high school student who lives in the 12th Congressional District and who is in their junior year of high school is eligible to apply for a nomination. The 12th District includes the northeast and western portions of Tarrant County and all of Parker County.

 Granger makes nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Merchant Marine Academy. Each academy makes the final selection.

 Information and application forms are available on the Granger web site, www.kaygranger.house.gov. Click on the “Constituent Services” hot button on the right. On the Constituent Services page, choose “Service Academy Nominations” for the forms and information.

 Interested students also may contact the District Office at (817) 338-0909 and ask for information about appointments to military academies.

 Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of community representatives.

 Granger is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and an original member of the Select Committee on Homeland Security. She sits on three important Appropriations Subcommittees: Homeland Security, Military Construction, and Labor/Health and Human Services/Education. She is one of the House of Representatives’ leading defense experts.

 Granger is also the co-chair of the influential House and Senate Working Group on Aerospace and Defense. She is member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, an outside oversight board for the President and Congress. She also serves on the boards of the Texas A&M Development Council and Southwestern University.